The Omega Team was one of two teams formed to fight the Rikti War in a daring plan known as the Alpha and Omega Gambit, devised by Dr. Science. The team consisted of a mixture of 50 heroes and villains, mainly magicians and people wielding artifacts, led by Hero 1. While Statesman's Alpha Team launched a frontal assault on the Rikti invaders, the Omega Team waited while invisible until the portal to the Rikti homeworld was clear. Once it was, the team ran through to close the portal to Earth once and for all from the other side. After a tremendous explosion, the portal was shut down, but at the cost of the presumed loss of all but one member of the Omega Team: the hero Ajax, who was caught in a Rikti stasis ray before he was able to run through the portal.
The Omega Team seemed to have vanished, but had left behind a legacy: Hero 1, together with the Omega Team, made a time capsule. The city plans to open it on the seventh anniversary of the heroes' sacrifice, November 27, 2009, seven years after the end of the Rikti War.
Another monument which commemorates the bravery of the Omega Team is the flag which flies on top of City Hall in Atlas Park, crafted from Statesman's cape to honor the sacrifice made by Hero 1 and the rest of the Omega Team. A badge exists to commemorate this sacrifice.
Recently, a couple of additional survivors have found their way back to Earth: Glacia and Infernia. After spending years in the Rikti Homeworld, the two sisters managed to come back by sneaking into a transport that finally brought them back. The knowledge about the Rikti and their homeworld they may have gained during these years is expected to be very valuable.
The final fate of the rest of the Omega Team, though, remains a mystery, except for a new warrior within the Rikti ranks...
Known Members and alignment before Omega Team
- Hero 1 (leader of Omega Team, hero)
- Ajax (survivor, hero)
- Glacia (survivor, villain)
- Infernia (survivor, hero)
- Ruin (villain)
- The Prestidigitator (hero)
- Tin Mage (hero)
- Plum Blossom (hero)
- Bearer of Aegis (hero/rogue?, former villain)
- Ill Wind (hero/rogue?, former villain)
- Mystic Maiden (hero)
- Alejandro J. Cantu
- Branforth the Seer
Opening the Capsule
The capsule was opened on November 27, 2009. The following letters were found inside:
In addition to the image letters posted to the official forums (above), six more text letters were posed to the website. These letters were from:
- Hero 1
- Calvin "Ill Wind" Jefferson
- Hannah Dyer "Mystic Maiden"
- The Amazing Alejandro J. Cantu
- Branforth the Seer